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  • three way screw expanderOrthodontic Three Way Screw

    3-Way Appliance

     The 3-way screw is used to widen and well and lengthen the arch. The anterior section

    will drive forces forward using on the incisors. Alternatively, we can incorporate three

    individual screws, one to widen and two following the sagittal plane to distalize the

    posterior section. As with any expansion appliance, we recommend maximum retention

    with Adams clasps on the 6’s (if erupted) and ball clasps between the pre-molars. You

    can also incorporate a labial bow to control the anterior incisors and a posterior bite plate

    to disarticulate the arches providing additional anchorage for the upper appliance.

    The 3-way screw is used to widen and well and lengthen the arch. The anterior section will drive forces forward using on the incisors. Alternatively, we can incorporate three individual screws, one to widen and two following the sagittal plane to distalize the posterior section. As with any expansion appliance, we recommend maximum retention with Adams clasps on the 6’s (if erupted) and ball clasps between the pre-molars. You can also incorporate a labial bow to control the anterior incisors and a posterior bite plate to disarticulate the arches providing additional anchorage for the upper appliance.

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  • Anterior deprogrammerAnterior deprogrammer splint

    Anterior Deprogrammer Splint

    The anterior deprogrammer is a flat plane occlusal splint with an anterior acrylic block designed to disclude the posterior teeth. Since the body has a protective reflex to prevent added pressure to the anterior teeth when this splint is worn less pressure is exerted.  This appliance is recommended from patients with heavy bruxism and TMJ pain.

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  • bluegrass appliancebluegrass fixed appliance

    Blue Grass Appliance

    This appliance is very effective for young patients who struggle with a tongue or thumb habit. It acts by disrupting the behavior or the thumb or tongue but provides an alternative to the behavior helping to break the habit. The bluegrass component itself is a Teflon roller and is recommended over beads or other smaller alternatives that can break and be swallowed.

     

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  • bonded-rpe-facemask-hooksBonded RPE Expander

    Bonded RPE (Rapid Palatal Expander)

    Our Bonded RPE is made with the same Leone RPE, but any of our RPE’s can be used.  The appliance is built with a .036 framework around the lingual and buccal of the posterior teeth. We can add debonding arms which are laser welded from the frame into the vestibule creating a leverage point for removal. For Class III correction facemask hooks are laser welded and incorporated into the appliance. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

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  • bonded-rpe-facemask-hooksbonded RPE with facemask hooks

    Bonded RPE with Facemask Hooks

    Our Bonded RPE is made with the same Leone RPE, but any of our RPE’s can be used.  The appliance is built with a .036 framework around the lingual and buccal of the posterior teeth. We can add debonding arms which are laser welded from the frame into the vestibule creating a leverage point for removal. For Class III correction facemask hooks are laser welded and incorporated into the appliance. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

     

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  • compact-rpecompact rpe

    Compact RPE (Rapid Palatal Expander)

    The Compact RPE is a low profile expander. With its compact body, it provides excellent stability and increased patient comfort. It activates the same way a standard expansion screw does with the provided blue swivel key. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

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  • Fixed Fan Expander for CleftFixed Fan Expander for Cleft

    Fan RPE (Rapid Palatal Expander)

    The fan expander (fan RPE) allows for rapid expansion of the palate widening the arch of the anterior section while still maintaining the expansion at the molar level. This appliance self-
    deactivates when maximum expansion has been achieved preventing over-treatment. The Fan RPE is commonly used for patients with cleft palates and comes in 7 and 11 mm. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

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  • fixed-bite-platefixed-bite-plate

    Fixed Bite Plate

    The Fixed Bite Plate is used to treat deep bites allowing for the eruption of the posterior segments. This appliance is cemented into place and can be used in conjunction with fixed brackets. As with any fixed acrylic appliance, custom colors can be chosen.

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  • Haas Expanderhaas expander

    HAAS Expander

    The HAAS appliance incorporates an acrylic plate within the vault of the palate with an expansion screw. Lingual arms are laser welded to the bands integrated into the acrylic. Dr. Haas believed that more palatal coverage reduced tipping and supplied more bodily movement because of the additional coverage on the palate. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

     

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  • pendex distalizing appliancependex distalizing appliance

    Hilgers Pendex Appliance

    The Pendex Appliance is used to distalize the molars and expand the arch simultaneously. Effective arch development is achieved with .032 TMA wire embedded in acrylic, an expansion screw, and rests on the premolars. It produces a wide swinging arc of force from the midline of the palate to the upper molars producing a pendulum motion of the spring. An adjustment loop can be added to the spring to aid in rotation of the molars. Lingual sheaths are spot welded onto the band and can be provided by the lab.

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  • pendulum distalizing appliancependulum distalizing appliance

    Hilgers Pendulum Appliance

    The Pendulum Appliance is used to distalize the molars for the correction of Class II. Effective arch development is achieved with rests on the premolars and a .032 TMA wire embedded in acrylic. It produces a wide swinging arc of force from the midline of the palate to the upper molars producing a pendulum motion of the spring. An adjustment loop can be added to the spring to aid in rotation of the molars. Lingual sheaths are spot welded onto the band and can be provided by the lab.

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  • RPERPE

    Hyrax RPE (Rapid Palatal Expander)

    The RPE is typically used in phase I treatment to widen the arch, either prior or during fixed treatment. Our expanders come in 7 or 11 mm screws and vary in activation depending on the style. Our standard expander uses the 11mm Leone expander and has welded lingual wires expanding to the premolars or cuspids. It is constructed entirely of biomedical stainless steel, and the housing is completely smooth with no rough areas to aid in hygiene. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

    Tip: If you find an expander is hard to turn, run under warm water to loosen the threads.

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